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Kent Severe Weather Shelter
Kent, City of
Release Date and Time: 02-23-2011 11:10:00 AM
The City of Kent is opening the Severe Weather Shelter (SWS) tonight at Kent Lutheran Church for the evenings of Wednesday February 23rd, Thursday February 24th, and Friday February 25th due to predicted dangerously low temperatures and snow.
Kent Lutheran Church
336 2nd Avenue South
Kent, WA 98032-5849
9 P.M. – Check-in and registration
7 A.M. – shelter closes, clients must vacate
Priority is given to homeless families with children who are living on the streets or in vehicles, but the SWS is also available for single women and men (separate sleeping space has been prepared for single men, women, and for families with children). The SWS will be operated by Catholic Community Services staff, and volunteers from Kent Lutheran Church and the Kent community.
The SWS will open at 9 P.M. Clients must register at the door. As with all shelters, rules for the health and safety of all clients and staff and the broader community will apply.
City of Kent: Housing and Human Services 253-856-5070
Kent Emergency Management: 253-856-4440
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